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Thread: "Wet" sterilizing green wood?

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    "Wet" sterilizing green wood?

    I have some green maple and birch that I'd like to use for carving (spoons, etc.), but lack a kiln to sterilize the wood. Is boiling the blanks a workable alternative? I've seen instructions on how to boil wood to prevent cracking (in bowl blanks, etc.), but not for sterilization purposes. My instincts are that the one hour per inch of thickness rule for boiling will almost certainly be sufficient, but I'm hoping someone out there has some experience.
    Cheers.

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    boiling will take care of any bug issues, heated air drying uses 140 degrees so 212 should make them dead quickly.

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    What are you trying to kill?
    Bil lD

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